Organ Sonata No.2 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Performer Pages Michael Schopen (Organ)
Publisher Info. Michael Schopen
Misc. Notes Played live at a MIDI console using the virtual pipe organ software Hauptwerk and the sampleset Velesovo
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.2558, 1937. Plate 35309.
Misc. Notes Score has © renewed 1965.
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General Information

Work Title Organ Sonata No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 108
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Lebhaft ( = 108)
  2. Ruhig bewegt ( = bis 50)
  3. Fuge. Mäßig bewegt, Heiter ( = etwa 100-108)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1937 June-July, Berlin
First Performance. 1938-01-18 in London (or earlier?)
Ralph Downes (organ)
First Publication. 1937 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1964 (R352004)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2033.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation organ
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Hindemith Foundation
1961 thesis by John Stuart McIntosh